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"Augusta Isabella Appleton's Picture Book"

Small booklet of four sheets of paper folded and stitched to create a booklet of eight leaves. Six pages of watercolors and lines of poetry. p. 1 [butterfly ] "The butterfly with colors gay, Augusta sees each summer day." p. 2 [acorn ] "An acorn from a tall oak tree. Drawn for miss Augusta to...

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(on cover): Augusta Isabella Appleton's / Picture Book. / From / her friend, / E.P.S. / July, 1845.


Embossed mark: CRANES' / ? inside of a cartouche on p.7

Credit Line

Gift of Edith McMillan Tucker

July 1845


8.4 x 10.1 cm (3 5/16 x 4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and watercolor on paper




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